News from February 2014

Five Generations: the strength of Namatjira’s legacy

Developed in partnership with Araluen Art Centre, Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra and big hART.

With a history spanning almost eight decades and five generations, the Hermannsburg School of watercolour artists has contributed considerably to the visual arts in this country. The movement, with its hero Albert Namatjira, is alive and strong today due to the commitment of the successive generations of artists who have followed in his footsteps. This exhibition explores the generations who have painted from the mid-1930s to the present day.

Curated from the Araluen Arts Centre, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and the Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra permanent collections and underpinned by recent works from the Ngurratjuta Many Hands Art Centre and the fifth generation painting at Ntaria School, this exhibition is a celebration of the strength and significance of the watercolour movement across the generations and into the future.

OPENING: Saturday 1 March 2014, 11.30 AM

Araluen Arts Centre, Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs NT 0871

T: 08 8951 1122


Tali Gallery Exhibition and Workshop

Sydney’s Tali Gallery, based in Rozelle, will be launching a new exhibition of watercolours in the style of Albert Namatjira, from his descendants who paint at Ngurratjuta Many Hands Art Centre in Alice Springs.

The exhibition will open on the 29th of March with a reception for Lenie Namatjira and Gloria Pannka, who will travel from their homes in Central Australia to Sydney for the exhibition.

There will be one workshop held with these artists on the 29th March at 2pm. The workshop will last for 2 hours with a cost of $80 per person (maximum of 12 participants) including materials. Bookings essential.

For more information see the Tali Gallery website.

Peter Taylor, Wallace Rockhole, West MacDonnell Ranges NT

Ngurratjuta Many Hands Artists in exhibition at Metropolis Gallery

Ngurratjuta Many Hands is proud to be a part of The Colours of Country exhibition, to be held at Metropolis Gallery in Geelong from the 27th of March to the 12th of April 2014.

The exhibition is to be held in conduction with the Hermannsburg Potters and the Tjanpi Desert Weavers. It will display watercolour paintings, ceramics, and weavings from the Western Arrernte region, by an exciting range of artists.

Below is Gloria Pannka’s latest work, West MacDonnell Ranges. Gloria and Lenie Namatjira will travel to Geelong to open the exhibition and participate in workshops.

Read more on the Metropolis Gallery website.